Date of Award

2-1-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Departments/Programs

Art

First Advisor

Reiner Leist

Second Advisor

Joel Carreiro

Academic Program Adviser

Carrie Moyer

Abstract

The story in the photographs I am showing is not about a person, but about the span of experience and emotion presented through time. I am looking into things that stand alone, and things that stand together — the idea of sharing space and experience with something or someone or being by yourself. One thing that draws me to photography as a medium is the way that photographs are able to tell a story or explain something without words. Photographs offer a unique perspective which, by their nature, alters reality. There is always some amount of truth that lies in an image, but it varies. It is a compelling aspect of a story -- a fantasy or a point of view, that interjects itself into the empty spaces between photographs on a wall. There are ways in which I might take a photograph in order to make that moment seem like something that it’s not. This statement is a combination of these ideas.

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